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Story Remix's 3D special effects now rolling out to Skip Ahead Insiders

If you're enrolled in the Skip Ahead ring of the Windows Insider program on Windows 10, you should be able to check out some cool new features in Story Remix. As first spotted by Aggiornamenti Lumia, one of Story Remix's highlight features, 3D effects, is now rolling out to Skip Ahead Insiders.

The 3D effects feature is precisely what it sounds like: a way to add 3D objects and special effects to your videos and photos. All of the effects appear under the label of "3D effects (beta)" in version 2017.39081.13910.0 of the app. In all, there are 57 special effects to test out, including the following:

  • Impact – Metal
  • Impact – Sand
  • Impact – Stone
  • Sci-fi Portal
  • Explosion
  • Laser Wall
  • Glow of the blast
  • Neon ball
  • Rain
  • Column of smoke
  • Electric sparks
  • Explosive powder
  • Laser beam
  • Ray of light
  • Glow
  • Glowing sparkles
  • Flies
  • Fireworks
  • Rain cloud
  • Comet Tail
  • Camping fire
  • Heart sparkles
  • Star sparkles
  • Comics
  • Snow
  • The candle flame
  • Rainbow sparkles
  • Tornado
  • Dust
  • Nebula
  • Wildfire
  • Splash of color
  • Rose petals
  • Waterfall
  • Lightning
  • Bubbles everywhere
  • Atomic motion
  • Impact with sparks
  • Plasma sparks
  • Autumnal leaf
  • Aurora
  • Blizzard
  • Breath blocked
  • Confetti shooter
  • Confetti shower
  • Fireflies
  • Snowflake bursts
  • Wisp of smoke
  • Lens sparkles
  • Butterflies
  • Snowflake sparkles
  • Sonar
  • Glitter
  • ZZZ
  • Balloons
  • Party lasers
  • Energy circle

Again, these effects are currently only up for testing with Insiders on Skip Ahead, all of whom are currently testing the first Windows 10 Redstone 4 build. Microsoft has previously confirmed that the 3D effects, which were originally expected to launch with the Fall Creators Update, won't arrive until sometime within "the following months." It's a little disappointing for anyone looking to add some 3D pizazz to their videos, but releasing a feature free of any show-stopping bugs is a higher priority.

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  • Still called "Foto's" here on my Dutch Windows 10 skip ahead, same version number as listed in the article.
  • Does this mean its not going to be coming until RS4?
  • I have that same build of Photos. Those features are NOT in it yet.
  • Have you tried to create a video project, once you select a video to edit the add 3D effect should be available.
  • what a terrible name they gave it. Too bad they will ignore all the feedback to change the name back
  • I don't think they've settle on a name, still doing testing. Not sure how you're coming to that conclusion
  • Yup! Got the update today. The effects take their time, as it's still in beta phase.
  • Giggity.